- Museum number
Intaglio; sard; youthful giant with serpent legs, (anguipede?), looking up and defending himself with left arm, round which a lion's skin is wrapped; holds a stone(?) in each hand, the right with a rod in addition; inscribed; in modern gold ring.
- Production date
Length: 0.64 inches
- Curator's comments
- Text from Dalton 1915, Catalogue of Engraved Gems:
B.M. Cat of Gems, 1888, no. 1232.
The inscription purports to be the first part of the name Dioscorides, for whom see Introduction, p. lxii, and cf. nos. 54, 614, 615, 933, 1099.
In a modern gold ring.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Other BM number: 1867,0507.258 (Greek and Roman reg.no)